More often than not, the only thing you shear in half with those box cutters you employ when trying to open the blister packaging encasing your latest piece of cool swag like a translucent block of carbonite is your motherfucking hand.
Why do they make bubble packaging so hard to open? Pretty obviously, it’s there to thwart shoplifters, whom are often not packing the chainsaw within their baggy overcoats necessary to actually open one of the things up. Wired’s article on the subject of blister packing examines the culture of insurance that has given rise not only to numerous emergency ward visits but to one of consumerists’ biggest pet peeves as well.
Tales from packaging hell [Wired]